Defense Acquisition University
Alumni Association is pleased to offer the
following links for our members.
Connection (ACC) - The ACC is the collaborative arm of the AT&L
Knowledge System that compliments the existing information resources located on the AKSS.
The ACC consists of knowledge communities whose goal is connecting people with know-how.
The ACC is an expansion on what used to be known as the PM CoP.
Defense Acquisition Portal (DAP)- The AT&L Knowledge Sharing System (AKSS)
serves as a central gateway for all of the AT&L resources and information and communicates
acquisition reform. As the primary reference tool for the Defense AT&L workforce, it provides a
means to link together information and reference assets from various disciplines into an
integrated, but decentralized information source.
Continuous Learning Center
- This site offers a broad range of distance learning
courses in business, cost estimating, financial management,
and program management. These courses can be applied towards
earning the 80 continuous learning points (CLP) required by
DoD. One CLP is earned for each hour of instruction on the
Center's Continuous Learning Modules. Site also provides,
conference listings, workshop listings, related associations
and organizations, reference library, and a teaming center.
Questions? Go to DAU Acker Library by
Clicking Here - At this URL an
acquisition professional can check out the current version
of the Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA)
located in DAU's David D. Acker Library and Knowledge
Repository public access website - as of February 1, 2008 .
It includes the DAWIA Annotated version for current text
plus extensive historical footnotes to understand the
development of DAWIA over the past 16 years.
Defense Acquisition Portal (DAP)
This site is the public site for the Defense Acquisition
University. It provides links
to educational and knowledge management resources, and provides information
on the latest activities occurring
at DAU. DAU guidebooks can be obtained on-line at this site, and
there are instructions for ordering hard copies of those guidebooks.
Center - Site provides latest information on up-to-date DoD
acquisition policy and procedures guidance. Site also contains a Defense Acquisition Process
tutorial and frequently asked questions to insure thorough understanding of acquisition policies.
Institute's Aerospace and Defense Specific Interest Group
(A&D SIG) - The
Project Management Institute (PMI?Aerospace and Defense Specific Interest Group (A&D SIG)
is dedicated to advancing the state-of-the-art of project management for aerospace and defense
professionals. It does this by educating its members, sharing and exchanging information between
Project Managers, and carrying out the objectives of the Project Management Institute. In
furtherance of these objectives, on 9 June 2004, the A&DSIG entered into a cooperative
agreement with the DAU Alumni Association. (See
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- The Reliability, Maintainability, and Supportability Partnership (RMS/P)
organization's goal is to enhance communication, coordination and collaboration between
industry and government in a manner that will encourage individuals and organizations to adopt an
integrated systems engineering approach, or end-to-end management approach, when
addressing RMS issues. The RMS Partnership also encourages individuals, professional
societies, and industry associations to develop, use and maintain world-class RMS